Friday, 21 December 2012

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Handmade Christmas - book bag

 My family includes lots of teachers/academics so thought I'd make some book bags for Christmas presents
Started off with a big rectangle of fabric and put my embriodery hoop to good use
I love anything nautical so sketched out a ship design

Er.. I should have sketched the design directly on the the fabric with pencil - I sowed it on the paper and then had to remove it - gah tricky!

Phew paper removed pinned all the parts together just need to put the zip in
Zip done! This was the hardest part and a wee bit of unpicking was involved to get it to sit right.
The outer fabric is thick linen - lining is a soft tartan fabric.

A4 sized book bag or document pouch!

Done! Can't wait to give this one

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

What my tree wore!

Here she is! A lovely wonky lil tree. This is the first year Tom and I have got our very own real tree
I've been trying to have a handmade christmas so I crafted some decorations
 A stripey heart cushion
Dried out some orange slices in a low oven - house smells amazingly christmassy!
Threaded on red tartan to tie them up
Made some pom pom wool baubles from old wool
A hot air balloon
Printed some plain luggage tags with stamps I bought at a fair in Hebden Bridge last week
Other decorations I didn't make - a few large pine cones tied on with polka dot ribbon
and some pretty little cardinals I bought last year when we spent xmas in St Louis Missouri with Tom's family.
What is your tree wearing this year?

Sunday, 9 December 2012

A bit of magic . . .

Very excited to be visiting the Harry Potter Studios this weekend!
The three broomsticks

Sybill Trelawny


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Tartan scarf


Scarf - Lyle & Scott Heritage
Jumper - H&M
Skirt - H&M
Tights - Topshop
Shoes - Office

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The big smoke

Had a grand weekend in London visiting friends. It was pretty wet and windy so lots of cosy cafes and pubs were needed!

We went to see the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize which included a photo by Wendy Carrig from her Beautiful & Wild portraits of models wearing recycled clothing in the romney marshes of Kent.

In the evening we went for some delicious thai food en route to the arts theatre in leicester square where we went to see comedian and poet Tim Key's Masterslut tour. If you like baths you'll love it!

Monday, 26 November 2012


My take on this Autumn's Paisley trend

Dress - Vintage
Belt - H&M
Wool blazer - Vintage Laura Ashley
Tights - Topshop
Heels - River Island
Brooch - Vintage

Monday, 19 November 2012

Inspired by...

Ashley's fancyfine site was one of the first I started reading regularly when I discovered the world of fashion blogging - I think a combination of pretty frock, coloured tights, heels and a vintage coat is a classic Ashley look :)

Dress: No Angel
Coat: Vintage from Trove
Shoes: Office
Tights: Topshop

Saturday, 27 October 2012


Looking down to Loch Maree

Torridon boulders

Tea and Cake!

Loch Shieldaig

Ship wreck

In the campervan



Spooky walk
The wildest swim - c c c cold! Inner Sound - Isle of Skye is in the background

Applecross bay

Loch Carron

All photographs taken on a recent trip to Torridon and Applecross